Our team

Meet Estudyo Iyengar Yoga São Paulo teachers (CIYT)

Ana Luisa Matsubara
Analu Matsubara, professora de Iyengar Yoga

Analu Matsubara

International certified teacher, got her Senior level by Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India, trough the Brazilian Association of Iyengar Yoga. Her main teachers are: Faeq Biria, Corine Biria, Jordi Marti, Maria de Jesús Lorrio Castro, Kalidas Nuyken.

Luciana Brandão
Luciana Brandão, professora de Iyengar Yoga

Luciana Brandão

Graduated in Architechture by FAU-USP, started practicing yoga in 1988. Crossed paths with the Iyengar method in 2001. Since 2003 works exclusively with yoga. In her history she has the Teacher Training Course in Surya, as well as in Yoga Dham where she also acted later as a teacher. Main influences: Vedanta studies, Hinduism and Yoga Sutras. Between 2005 and 2010 she was part of the Anthropos group of studies with mind-body subjects in UNIFESP. She is certified by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Since 2014 she acts as the president of the Brazilian Association of Iyengar Yoga.

Isabela Carvalho
Isabela Carvalho, professora de Iyengar Yoga

Isabela Carvalho

Isabela practices Yoga since 2007, she is a psychologist by graduation but yoga teacher by passion. Precision and intensity were what attracted her to the Iyengar Method. These features are what structure a strong and refined practice of asanas and pranayamas. During the past years, Isabela studied with many local and international teachers searching to enhance her practice, studies and teaching. She is a certified Teacher by the Brazilian Association of Iyengar Yoga and by the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.

Joanna Lewicka
Joanna Lewicka, professora de Iyengar Yoga

Joanna Lewicka

Joana is a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1998 when she started her studies in Poland. Her first contact with yoga was while searching for a cure for her breathing problem (asthma). Since then her health problems have been solved and she has been continuously improving her personal practice and teaching skills with involvement, discipline and love. She has completed her Iyengar Teacher Training in Poland with Konrad Kocot de Cracóvia and then the Development Course for Junior Teachers with Jurek Jagucki de Szczecin. Graduated in International Trade and International Relations by Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, she studied Social Science in Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz e Julius-Maximilians- Universität Würzburg, Germany and did and extension in translation. Besides her mother language, polish, she is fluent in English, German, Russian and Portuguese.

After leaving the corporative world, she spent tree years traveling around Asia. She studied yoga and meditation in India and thailand and chinese massage in Thailand. She is a International Certified Iyengar Teacher by Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute, Pune, India.

Besides that, she studied at:

  • Kaivalyadhamma Yoga Research Institute, em Lonavla, (naturopathic, yoga, rituals)
  • Vishwatmak Jangli Maharaj Ashram em Kokantham (meditation)
  • Sunshine, School of Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai (thai massage)
  • Escola de Pichest Boonthumme, famous master of thai massage

She attended many advanced workshops with Senior Teachers of the Iyengar Method, such as Rita Keller (Germany), Lois Stainberg (USA), Abijhata Sridhar (India, B.K.S Iyengar granddaughter), Gabriella Giubilaro (Italy), María-Jesús Lorrio (Spain/Germany), Sharat Arora (India) and she constantly goes to nationals and internationals workshops to renew her experiences and to always be able to give away the good fruits that yoga offers us.

The original life as a businesswoman was replaced by her passion to teach Iyengar Yoga according to the teachings of BKS Iyengar.

Luanda de Moura
Luanda de Moura, professora de Iyengar Yoga

Luanda de Moura

Producer and master in Social Projects and Cultural Goods (FVG). Yoga practicioner for more and 10 years. Iyengar Yoga practicioner since 2012, method which devote her studies and betterments with brazilian and internacional senior teachers. She attended the Intertional Iyengar Yoga Convention in 2016 (Pune India), where she as the change to develop her practice with Iyengar Family. She completed the Teacher Training in 2016. Luanda is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute em Puna, Índia. She is a lover of photografy and diversity, she work with images of brazilian indians every year.